Agree, nice sword.
It is a rarity to find a sword with a perfect scabbard. They are long, clumsy and lets not forget they were carried through war by the victor and brought home afterwards.
I would rather a few dents than a resprayed scabbard which usually means the dents have been filled and covered over.
03-13-2016 09:57 AM
I also prefer a few dents compared to a postwar repainted scabbard - all history disappears with the new paint.
...in my opinion, this applies to all ww2 militaria.
As for market-value, where are we - 1300-1500USD?
Once we go down the respraying route, at what point is an item classed as a reproduction? Its not original, as the bit you can see is modern so how does that make it any different from something made yesterday?
All worth a thought.
Value wise, I don't know exactly. They are quite popular amongst collectors I think, especially if you have a decent one.